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Norwell: A Valentine’s Dessert Tasting Benefit features sweets and aperitifs in an elegant night of mingling to benefit the historic renovations of the landmark James Library. Featuring confections and Italian wines and prosecco from boutique establishments from across the South Shore. Friday, 8 p.m. James Library & Center for the Arts, 24 West St. $30, $25 advance. 781-659-7100, www.jameslibrary.org.
Quincy: Eastern Nazarene College’s Chamber Singers and A Cappella Choir will present a Valentine’s Day concert, titled “Celebration of Love.” The concert will feature a wide variety of music, including classical and contemporary arrangements as well as popular show tunes. Friday, 7 p.m. Central Baptist Church, 67 Washington St. Suggested donation of $10-$15.
Scituate: Come get your chocolate fix before Valentine’s Day. Choral Art Society of the South Shore presents Cabaret au Chocolat, an evening of wine, chocolate desserts, music, and a silent auction to benefit a scholarship fund and performances. Music of the Beatles, classic love songs, and Tom Lehrer is featured. Saturday, 7 p.m. St. Mary of the Nativity Parish Center, 14 Edward Foster Road. $20-$25. 781-545-9450, www.choralartsociety. org.